Written by Sara Stathes
It took about a decade, but they’re finally here! Some beers that have always been sought after and only acquired through trading or traveling, will finally be available at your local craft beer store, thanks to Ohio Valley Distributing. I don’t know about you, but I am personally stoked about this! As a dessert beer/stout loving beer geek, DuClaw is a brewery that knows the way to my heart (and my taste buds). My first DuClaw beer was the well known Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Sweet Baby Jesus. Earning it’s name due to the exclamations of people when they taste this liquid peanut butter cup treat. Once I tried Sweet Baby Jesus I knew I wanted to try more beers from DuClaw, but sadly they were not easy to come by here in Cincinnati. That is all about to change come Friday, and I couldn’t be more excited.
DuClaw was founded in Maryland by a home-brewer, Dave Benfield back in 1996 and what started out as a small brewpub grew to what it is today. Through the years they have been in 3 different locations, ultimately ending up in Baltimore. Dave had a mission of making beer that was “cool” and I think he has accomplished that. With names like Funk, Dirty Little Freak, Guilty Filthy Soul, Neon Gypsy, and Divine Retribution combined with badass art and packaging, they’re nailing it. While DuClaw makes many amazing beers, they are introducing 4 different ones to Cincinnati at this time. I had the opportunity to try all 4 and can’t wait for everyone to try them! We will be getting Funk-a Blueberry Citrus Wheat, Neon Gypsy-an IPA, Dirty Little Freak- a Caramel Coconut Brown, and Sweet Baby Jesus-a Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter. These 4 beers offer something for everyone, from light and fruity, to chocolaty and rich, every craft beer lover will find one they love. (I love all 4!)
All 4 DuClaw beers will be arriving at Cappy’s Friday, October 2nd! To celebrate DuClaw’s arrival we will be hosting an awesome DuClaw Pint Night on Thursday, October 8th from 5-10! If you haven’t been to a Cappy’s Pint Night yet, this is a great one to come to! And if you have, we look forward to seeing you again! Beginning tomorrow (Friday), we will also be offering a special, DuClaw mixed 12 packs (3 of each) for only $19.98, giving you the opportunity to try all 4. It may have taken a while, but it was worth the wait. Cheers!